Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Atleast she got the bow

Here is how the conversation went:
Mallory, go get your shorts and shirt out of your bottom drawer, so we can take Madi to soccer practice, OK.

Oh well, atleast she got the bow! There is my cell phone!!!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Definitely not Mia Hamm

The Celebration Crocs

Look how big that XS is on her. That is just precious!

Madi had her first soccer game this weekend, and can you tell which one is the coaches daughter? Hint, far left sitting on top of the soccer ball!
A little boy got the ball from her, so she screams," How rude!" Bill and I just looked at each other like, Oh man, this is not going to be good. Well then, she sits criss cross apple sauce in the middle of the field and starts crying! Not the future Mia Hamm Bill was hoping for, but it was cute, only because it lasted about 5 secs. She got a look from her Daddy (AKA Coach B), and she pulled it together and jumped up and started playing soccer!

After the game, SNACK TIME! A big thumbs up for that! Can you tell Mallory enjoyed the orange slices during the game? Just check out the dress! Oh well, they are just clothes, and she had fun. That is all that matters.

It was so hot, so as soon as we got home and got changed we went out for lunch and ice cream!
Allie Grace finally out of the heat, and very happy about it too!

Don't ask me what Mallory is thinking with that crazy smile. That child kills me with her facial expressions! Another great weekend.

Friday, September 26, 2008


I promise I have more than one child. It seems like I only have pictures of Madi, but my sister sent me these from my nephews football practice. Wow, what a difference a good camera makes! I want her camera! I think it was a Nikon.

So, what kind of camera do you shoot with?

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Could it be any easier?

Madi kept saying," I can do it myself!" Famous words that my mother said came out of my mouth several times a day as a child!

Of course I put them in the oven, because this is what happened when she tried...

Great job Madi on baking your own batch of cookies!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Madi could not decide what to take to preschool this morning for show and share. She said that it was a toss up between her soccer medal and her little sister, Allie Grace!

We went with the medal!

Monday, September 22, 2008


Here are a few pictures from Ashlyn's football game, and they won!

This is my wonderful mom and my beautiful sister with Ashlyn at her b-day party! I can not believe my first born daughter is already 9! Time really does fly by!

This was a very busy weekend, and I will post those pictures in the morning!
My husband Bill had a birthday on Friday, and because I wasn't feeling too hot, he went and picked up his own cake. I know, that is pitiful, but I felt really yucky. Saturday we woke up and went to Fun Spot and rode rides for 3 hrs, came home, and Bill took the big girls to the pool. Mommy stayed home with Allie and took a nap, plus the pool would require a bathing suit. Not happening people! Maybe after boot camp I will do that, but not now! Sunday we went to church and to lunch at Celebration Town Tavern (our favorite weekend spot) and then Bill took the girls to see Elmo Grows Up at UCF. They had a ball and were back in time to see the Cowboys beat the Packers! Good weekend!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

What a morning!

I woke up this morning and got Madi ready for preschool. Today was Teddy Bear picnic day, so we had to take Glowy Chloe (she lights up when you push her paw). Ashlyn came up with the name, pretty good huh!

When I told Mallory to go upstairs and get her shoes, this is exactly how she came downstairs while yelling," I weady,I weady to go Mama!" Look at that belly!! Too sweet!

When it was time to go get Madi I pushed the double stroller and carried Allie Grace in this:

I did a post not so long ago on my wonderful double stroller, well, I do love it BUT, if I hear any more of this I will scream: Don't touch me! Keep your feet on your side Mallory! That is my strap! Give me my sippy cup! My hand was here first!

What a morning!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

What have I done?

I just made a purchase on my AMEX that I will regret for God knows how long! No refunds either! I just signed up for this starting Oct.1. God help me now!

Neighborhood houses

We just got back from our morning walk, and I had to show you what our neighbors are doing! These are taken with my cell phone, so they are not good quality. We walk the back trails so the kids can see all of the birds and sometimes even a small gator. This section is called East Lawn. Although God has truly blessed us to have a beautiful home in a wonderful community, and a great place to raise our children, our house does not look like these. These are the 2.7 - 3.9 million dollar homes. Ours could very well be the pool house :)
See the big rock slide on the right and in the middle is the 2 level infinity pool!
The rock slide again. This thing is huge. The pics do not do it justice.
5 chimneys for Santa to choose from
They are putting in a slide and a new addition on the left. All of these houses are side by side. Must keep up with the Jones' huh!?
Another view.

Soccer practice

Today was our very first soccer practice. Bill did a great job with the kids, and Madi was so excited to have her Daddy as the Coach (Coach B)! He is so good with them and they just loved him to pieces! He was home at 5:00 to get to practice by 5:30. I about fainted having him home before dark. We need soccer practice 3 days a week!

Watching their big sister practice.

After soccer practice they headed straight for the playground. Emily's mom pushed them forever on that tire swing!
Ashlyn's team won their game tonight. Way to go!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Saturdays in the South

Notice the score board Wolfpack fans!

We won this one too !

My family knows how to spend Saturdays. What better place than Death Valley?? Thanks Aunt Pat for the great pictures.
These precious Tigers Willie and Cooper, belong to my cousins Jessica and Amanda (both Clemson grads-you go girls)!

I found this picture of my sister and me right before a home game. How funny! We rode to every home game in "Big Orange". That was our big orange Blazer. What great memories! Now my sister is a Gamecock! YUK. She will love this picture!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

A fun Saturday

We had a great day today! Everyone woke up early so we got dressed and went to Cracker Barrel! Yes, my diet went out the window today!! Madi and Mallory look so serious playing checkers with Daddy.

They know exactly what they are doing by making you drag kids through the candy filled store to get to the table! After buying our wonderful Wood Wicker Pumpkin Pie candle,4 Christmas ornaments, Halloween bowl,and candy, we went here:

We decided at the last minute to do Fun Spot and they were clearly not dressed for it but who cares, they had a ball!

Now off to bed for a nap! They love racing upstairs, and I could not resist the picture. They race up on their hands and knees and I had just taken off their dresses to put on nap clothes! Too sweet!